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Epidemiology of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aures Skin Infections Among Healthcare Workers in an Outpatient Clinic

  • Cecilia P. Johnston (a1), Lisa Cooper (a2), William Ruby (a1), Karen C. Carroll (a1) (a3), Sara E. Cosgrove (a1) (a2) and Trish M. Perl (a1) (a2)...


We describe an investigation of soft-tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) strains in 2 healthcare workers employed in an outpatient clinic for patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Cultures of environmental samples from multiple surfaces in the clinic grew toxin-producing CA-MRSA strains, suggesting fomites may play a role in the transmission of these strains of MRSA.


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